The term psychotherapy refers to a variety of techniques and methods used to help children, adolescents, and adults, who are experiencing difficulties in their lives with their emotions or behaviors. Although there are different types of psychotherapy, each relies on communication and attachment as the basic tool for bringing about change in a person's life.
In my practice I use a variety of techniques to help my clients work through issues that stifle their lives. Some types of therapy that I practice are as follows:
Attachment Psychotherapy addresses our ability to form emotional bonds and empathetic enjoyable relationships with other people, especially close family members. Attachment difficulties are founded during infancy and early childhood, and are often a result of insufficient early bonds with their caregivers due to abuse or neglect, be it emotional or physical. The outcome is inability to form healthy, secure attachment, which, in turn, causes disruptions to people's lives socially, emotionally, and physically. This can interfere with nearly all subsequent relationships people form, whether it is with friends, children, parents or partners.
Individuals with attachment disregulation carry a sense of loss and yearning from their infancy and childhood into all of their adult interactions. They may struggle with codependency or fear of abandonment, addictions, depression, anxiety and not fully understand why. Psychotherapy can help these adults learn how to accept love and give love while setting boundaries that allow them to maintain their self-respect and gain fulfillment.
What is most important to know is that our brain and our nervous system forms and develops based on our early attachment experiences - and that lies at the root of all behaviors.
Regulation Psychotherapy is grounded in neuroscience. It addresses the fundamental structural and functional mechanisms of the brain and nervous system that impact our health, our ability to form relationships, our lives. In short, it addresses our ability to regulate and maintain homeostasis as we navigate through our every day ndeavors. More often than not, this ability is intertwined with attachment styles.
Somatic Psychotherapy incorporates physiology of human experience. It recognizes that every intricacy of human experience is interconnected and that each element of body, mind, and spirit co-exist and combine to create a complete, whole person. In addition, somatic theories state that every experience, event, external and cultural environment, as well as somatic reality are woven together as one seamless fabric. This form of therapy employs a comprehensive and naturalist approach to human development, growth, and healing.
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